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Youth voting on capital budget thru June 16

June 9, 2017
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Voting booths across the city will be available through June 16 for youth residents to vote on how the City of Boston spends $1 million of the capital budget, according to a press release. This is the fourth year in a row that “Youth Lead the Change” has been an active in the budgeting...

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New burger place to open at Jackson Square

June 9, 2017
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A new restaurant called Mooyah Burgers will soon be opening in Jamaica Plain in Jackson Square across from the Jackson Square T Stop. The restaurant at 225 Centre St. opens to the public on June 19 and will be serving cheeseburgers, fries, milkshakes, and hot dogs. All menu items will be made with fresh...

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La Rana Rossa closing its doors

June 9, 2017
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A little over a year after opening, La Rana Rossa at 154 Green St. has announced that it will shut its doors on June 16. The pizza restaurant across the street from Green Street T station made its announcement on Facebook on June 2. “We have loved being part of your community,” the Facebook...

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New City funds available to support individual artists

June 9, 2017
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The Mayor’s Office of Arts in Culture has recently announced a new artist fellowship program, providing Boston artists with a new opportunity for professional funding, according to the press release. The Artist Fellowship Award is a pilot program designed to invest in artists living in Boston. The program offers five fellowship awards of $10,000...

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Women’s hike for charity open for registration

June 9, 2017
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Women from all over New England are invited to participate in a 3-day Wilderness Heals pledge hike to raise awareness and funds for Egleston Square-based Elizabeth Stone House, an agency which provides shelter, case management, classes, and support to survivors of domestic abuse, according to a press release. The organization, founded in 1974, aims...

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Concerns voiced over parking, traffic at meeting for 125 Amory St. redevelopment

May 26, 2017
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Residents of the Amory Street area expressed their concerns about parking and traffic at a May 16 community meeting that was held on an initial design proposal for the 125 Amory St. redevelopment project. Boston Housing Authority (BHA) owns the mid-rise building at 125 Amory St., which is federally subsidized and provides about 200...

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Jamaica Plain Branch Library reopens after renovation

May 26, 2017
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After years of planning and advocacy, the renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library opened on May 20 with a big turnout and symbolic ribbon cutting by Mayor Martin Walsh, according to Gretchen Grozier, co-chair of the board of Friends of Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The $10 million renovation updated the library to have 20 percent...

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Self Esteem Boston receives grant money

May 26, 2017
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Self Esteem Boston, a Jamaica Plain-based organization, is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through the Cummings Foundation’s “100K for 100” program, according to a press release. Self Esteem Boston is an agency whose primary purpose is to teach self-esteem skills to the homeless, substance abusers, victims of domestic...

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One community meeting closer to Olmsted Park restoration

May 26, 2017
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Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) held a community meeting on May 10 to hear ideas for improvements that park-goers have about Olmsted Park, and to collect feedback about which of three potential options might be the best allocation of the $575,000 restoration budget. With a low turnout of just eight residents, there was...

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Affordable housing, racial justice discussed at State of Our Neighborhood

May 12, 2017
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The 7th annual State of Our Neighborhood event was held on April 27 at the Curley K-8 School where topics discussed ranged from affordable housing to racial justice. The event was sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), as well as other local organizations. “We started the State of the Neighborhood events...

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